Today we are fasting from the thought that says, “I feel stressed out.”
Stress is a powerful mindset that we are going to dismantle. It is a collection of thoughts or fears that bear down on your mind until they penetrate you and control your emotions, your health, and your relationships.
LET’S CHANGE IT TODAY
- Know your enemy. The real enemy is thinking that you have to get rid of the enemy. Psalm 23:5 says that He prepares a table (celebration) in the presence of your enemies. Begin to celebrate and praise God in the midst of the pressure, problem, or bad news. That’s when it loses its power.
- The Prince of Peace lives in you! (Colossians 1:27) Peace comes from the presence of God, not the absence of problems. Meditate on the fact that God’s presence is in you and with you. Jesus said “. . . I am with you always . . .”.
- Your treasure is greater than your trouble. In 2 Corinthians 4:6–8, Paul said, “We are troubled on every side, but not stressed.” Why? Because he knew he had a treasure inside; the power to speak God’s Word and change the situation.
- Be certain you are going to make it. Uncertainty is a source of stress. Jesus had peace and, in Mark 4, He even slept in the midst of a violent storm. How? Because He declared, “We are going to the other side.” God’s words create certainty and certainty eliminates stress!
- You’re not under stress; you’re over it! You are seated with Christ in heavenly places—Ephesians 2:1-6. Live life from above—from God’s perspective. You’re above ONLY and not underneath (Deuteronomy 28:13). The battle is already won. Jesus did it all. Your fight is simply to believe that. That’s when stress leaves.
THINK IT AND SAY IT
I am free from the power of stress. I don’t have to get rid of all my problems to get rid of stress. I have a table in the presence of my enemies. They have NO power over me. The Prince of Peace lives in me. I am certain I will make it. I am going to the other side. The battle is already won. Jesus did it all. My treasure is greater than my trouble, and I am above stress, and not underneath it, in Jesus’ Name!
Love and Grace,
Pastors Dane and Tersia Mesane